Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by AJC1, Feb 28, 2021.
That... and that. I try to buy American, but sometimes I can't. I favor IMR rifle powder, yes... made in Canada, but I'm OK with that. Looking at my powder cans, H335 is made in the USA, as is Unique and SportPistol, but I'm not going to split hairs trying to figure out where they are all made. I think some H-powders were/are made in Australia... I'm sure someone has a guide out there listing country of origin. I'm OK with Canada and Australia because they are not nations trying to kill us.
I really try to shy away from tools and other assemblies made in China, however. Aside from politics, I've found the quality and construction of most inexpensive China-sourced things to be substandard... not only on the reloading bench, but pretty much everything. Cheap is cheap.
Produce and other food stuffs are also problematic. Even have to be careful with some made in USA or produced in USA or born and raised in USA.
In principle I believe in a global economy, ex-China. If I can avoid it, I will never, ever, ever buy anything that has any ties to China. ANY! And did I say NEVER?
Really tough to do sometimes.
Since the Nixon reopening, the Chinese have been eating our lunch and dinner. The most aggressive intelligence collection the world has ever known and you must suspect everyone and everything. It is nearly impossible for a Chinese student for example to avoid collecting since their family is hostage back home.
And no Chinese are permitted to even visit here without a counterbalanced hostage back home.
As aggressive as the Soviets (now Russians) were/are they are pikers compared to China.
Take it to the next level of “own community” and quit buying online and use only local brick and mortar stores?
As Charlie said, Cheap is cheap no matter where it is made. My experience is that stuff from China is just that, cheap.
And yes, we really need to support our LGS if we want them to still be there for us.
No more Wolf, Tula, Magtech, Fiocchi etc. which had kept prices in-check and supplemented availability.
Foreign competition isn’t necessarily bad.
If you're starting a company with a projected gain of 1 million annually using made in USA or 2 million with overseas production which would way would you chose?.
I'm not to proud I'm taking the money.
“Made in America” can have many different meanings.
I do not.
Very true the most american made vehicle is a honda , ford and chevy have almost no american made parts ,
Are we looking at where the profit goes from a product or where the product is made,
I bought an american made washer and dryer maytag had american flag stickers on it only to read the fine print of assembled in america with foreign made parts ,
Made in America I support 100%
But I don't think there is any reality to it , but maybe that will change someday
I respect the sentiment, AJ, I really do. But, did you read the Hornady thread? All the US companies are producing all they can - flat out. And, we only have four domestics anyway - Federal, Winchester, CCI and Remington. My crystal ball says a year if things fly right. I'd buy S&B or Fiochhi in a heartbeat just to feed my habit. Maybe not Russian - gotta draw the line somewhere.The Philippines? Yes, please!
Incorrect, Cheddite, Fiocchi, S&B, Rio/Maxam among others are European.
Too bad; lots of great things come from a myriad of other countries - it's nice to have those choices.
Cant buy those components any where I've seen. They do sell ammunition but I'm not in that market... those companies are also not going to help keep our rights IMO
I have had a very nice German sports car made in Germany and picked up in Germany and blasted down autobahn at speeds I never dreamt of.
But currently have a Kentucky built monster
I think two administrations ago that option was removed, should they become available again in a situation like were in now I would not turn my nose up at them. If cci and anything else was on the shelf I would buy those first. A few years ago I would always buy the cheapest but I will pay more now to support the home team.
And Bear Creek issued a statement;
It had to do with identity theft by the illegals. Was the article to cast a shadow over the company? One has to decide for themselves.
Covid stopped the importation due to employee and material shortages. Shotgun primers were readily available as were pistol primers.
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